LSU men’s basketball has completed its coaching staff with the addition of former player Randy Livingston.
The LSU athletic program announced the hire Monday. Livingston fills the void left by assistant coach David Patrick, who left to join Jamie Dixon’s staff at TCU. He joins Robert Kirby and Brendan Suhr on head coach Johnny Jones’ staff.
“I’m very excited,” Livingston said. “At the end of the day, coming back home was just too hard to pass up. I want to come in and work to help the basketball team win the ultimate prize.”
Livingston was a highly regarded recruit at Newman High School in New Orleans before coming to LSU, sharing National Prep Player of the Year awards with Jason Kidd in 1992 and Rasheed Wallace in 1993. He will be inducted into the New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 6.
The high school phenom didn’t have the same success in college. He dealt with knee problems for much of his three years at LSU before going to the NBA. He played for nine teams in the NBA over 11 seasons. Most recently, he was working for a scouting service for men’s and women’s college prospects in Australia.
“We are excited about (Livingston’s) passion and enthusiasm for the game,” Jones said, “and he bleeds purple and gold. The impact he will have on our players this coming season will allow for continued success and growth within our program.”